Saturday, November 21, 2015

The First Snow

"I have not yet lost a feeling of wonder, and of delight, that this delicate motion should reside in all the things around us, revealing itself only to him who looks for it. I remember, in the winter of our first experiments, just seven years ago, looking on snow with new eyes. There the snow lay around my doorstep — great heaps of protons quietly precessing in the earth's magnetic field. To see the world for a moment as something rich and strange is the private reward of many a discovery."

― Edward M. Purcell

The Creek Corridor

The Overlook

The Prairie Parcel

Pheasant Branch, Dane, Wisconsin, US
Nov 21, 2015 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
30 species

Canada Goose
Ring-necked Pheasant
Cooper's Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk
Sandhill Crane
Ring-billed Gull
Rock Pigeon
Mourning Dove
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
Hairy Woodpecker
Blue Jay
American Crow
Horned Lark
Black-capped Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse
White-breasted Nuthatch
Brown Creeper
Winter Wren
American Robin
European Starling
American Tree Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
White-throated Sparrow
Northern Cardinal
Red-winged Blackbird
House Finch
American Goldfinch
House Sparrow

All images © 2015 Mike McDowell

1 comment:

  1. I comment maybe once in a blue moon, but just had to thank you for your terrific, beautiful, meaningful blog. These landscapes are gorgeous, and the birds...! Those cranes make my heart fill up. Thanks for giving readers the chance "to see the world for a moment as something rich and strange." Great post!